Special Education

American College of Education

M.Ed. Online
17 months
6705 USD/year
6705 USD/year
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This Master of Education in Special Education program at the American College of Education is for current PreK-12 special education teachers who want to expand their knowledge and earn a master’s degree. 

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The M.Ed. in Special Education at the American College of Education It is a program designed to provide an in-depth study of research-based methods to support students with exceptionalities in current educational settings.

Key Features

  • Flexible

Study on your schedule. Our online format allows you to plan your coursework around your life.

  • Customizable

 Follow the path that fits you and your goals. Choose a three-course concentration in differentiated instruction, early childhood education or general special education.

  • Endorsement Options

Two Focus of Study options—Early Childhood Education and General Special Education—include courses approved for endorsement in Illinois. This unique option allows you to earn a degree while working toward an endorsement at the same time.

  • Applicable

 Use what you learn. Students will gain valuable instruction in diagnosing learning disabilities, developing individual education plans, teaching and supervising special education students, special education counseling, and applicable laws and policies.

  • Coursework

 The coursework is designed to provide you with evidence-based methods to develop curriculum, design learning environments, and enhance instructional strategies and guidance techniques to support the diverse learning needs of students. You will also learn how to build and maintain communicative, collaborative partnerships among the school, colleagues, family and community to support students who are exceptional learners.


Higher Learning Commission

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Principles and Practices of Classroom Management
  • Research and Applied Behavioral Analysis in the Special Education Classroom
  • Developmental Characteristics of Exceptional Learners
  • Strategies for Teaching Diverse Learners
  • Assessment and Evaluation in Special Education
  • Building Collaborative Relationships
  • Law and Policy in Special Education
  • Ethical Practices and Standards in Special Education


Dr. Tiffany Hamlett has worked in higher education for eight years in various educational fields. Her background includes early childhood education, curriculum development, and research methods. In addition, she serves as a reviewer for Social Development and the Southern Early Childhood Association. 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 17 months

Start dates & application deadlines




34 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's or Highest Post-Baccalaureate degree earned
  • Minimum Grade Point Average 2.75 on a 4.0 Scale for full admission
  • Documentation of at least an initial teaching license (in the state the applicant resides), school service personnel license, or a school services certificate 
  • If applicants do not have a teaching certificate, they may document their teaching status by providing evidence of full-time teaching assignment from an individual in a supervisory capacity or from a human resources official of the school at their current employment

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6705 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9500 USD for the full programme and a duration of 17 months.
  • National

    6705 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9500 USD for the full programme and a duration of 17 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Special Education
American College of Education


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